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Cable Operators to Spend $80 billion Worldwide through 2012 to Expand Network Bandwidth 

The accelerating adoption of high-definition television, multiplayer gaming, and other data-intensive services is leading to a "bandwidth crunch" that will require cable operators to upgrade the capacity of their digital networks. 

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Paid VoIP Users in China Will Exceed 70 Million by 2011: Report

As the total number of Chinese broadband subscribers grow to 144 million by 2011, total paid VoIP services users will exceed 70 million by 2011,  according to The Dragon Market: VoIP in China 2007 - 2011 by ATLANTIC-ACM.

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Digital Radio Market Ready for Takeoff Worldwide to 25M Units by 2010: In-Stat

As the conversion from analog radio to digital radio is well under way around the world and gaining momentum rapidly, the market for digital radio receivers will grow from 5 million units in 2005, to almost 25 million unit shipments in 2010, according to In-Stat.

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TowerGroup: Gift Cards Approaching $100B Mark in $2 trillion Prepaid Cards Industry

Gift cards, which find their roots in the prepaid card product, have sustained growth better than 20% for the past three years. Consumer gift cards, the hottest gift item of the 2006 holiday season, are in the hands of more than half the consumers in the United States.

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Parks Associates: U.S. Home Controls Market to Exceed $3 Billion in 2007

The U.S. market for home controllers will grow from $3 billion in 2005 to $3.5 billion in 2007, according to Parks Associates' upcoming report Home Systems: Home Controls Update. 

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Alinean: Return on IT (ROIT) is Up; IT Spending to jump 5% to 6% in 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 5, 2006) – Alinean has announced the finding of a new IT spending study, examining overall worldwide IT spending trends and how they will shape 2007 investments in technology solutions.

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Gartner: Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Equipment Spending to be Flat in 2007, with $56.6B

STAMFORD, Conn., December 20, 2006 Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending grew 24.9 percent in 2006, but the market will readjust with revenue declining 0.7 percent in 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is projected to return to strong growth in 2008, as worldwide spending will increase 20.8 percent.

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Strategy Analytics Predicts $5 Billion In-Vehicle Infotainment Semiconductor Market by 2013

Boston, MA - December 27, 2006 -The Strategy Analytics Automotive Multimedia & Communications Service report, "Infotainment Semiconductor Demand," notes that a semiconductor market expected to be worth $5 billion by 2013 is growing because of in-vehicle infotainment trends for greater feature content and consumer expectations for higher quality audio and video experience, as well as the availability of connectivity for personal entertainment and communication devices. .

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Strategy Analytics: Cell Phones Capture 25% of Portable Navigation Market by 2010

Boston, MA - December 20, 2006 - Two new Strategy Analytics studies, "Portable Navigation Competitor Analysis Metrics" and "Portable Navigation Market Forecast Tables 2005-2011," conclude that the increasing push by traditional automotive suppliers into the mobile navigation market, in conjunction with the increasing penetration of GPS capability cellular handsets, presents serious competition for portable navigation device vendors, including TomTom, and Garmin.

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